Welcome to Cape Hallett


The base was operated year-round until 1964, when it became a summer-only facility after fire destroyed the main science building; it was then closed in 1973. Since the late 1970s the abandoned buildings have gradually been removed to allow the Adélies to return. A stained, white, domed refuge building is all that remains.

Cape Hallett can usually only be visited by Zodiac; helicopter landings are not permitted while penguins occupy their rookery.


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